GamesZing is an ad-supported application that you might install accidentally when installing shady software bundles. Our research suggests that it can show advertisements and lots of them. Furthermore, these ads can feature links to suspicious and possibly even malicious websites, so you have to remove this application because it might get your computer infected with malware. In this article, we are going to overview this program's origins and functions briefly and then show those of you that are not that tech-savvy how to uninstall it via Control Panel.
This application is a bit different than most adware these days because it is only supported by Internet Explorer which is the least popular web browser, especially now when Edge has been released with Windows 10. When you install a software bundle that contains GamesZing, Internet Explorer accepts it as a browser helper object, and it appears in its list of browser extensions. Then, it will start rendering commercial advertisements in the form of coupons, pop-ups, and banners. Its ads may prove to be annoying and obstruct your browsing experience. This application will also collect information about your browsing habits to improve the advertising campaign and generate more advertising revenue. We have found that this application is capable of obtaining information that includes but is not limited to your IP address, geographical location, browsing and search history, ads viewed, and so on. This information is collected automatically and sent to the command and control server that processes the information and modifies the advertising campaign accordingly.
We want to make you aware that this application’s developer is unknown and its promoted content changes constantly. Therefore, there is no telling whether its promoted content is legitimate and there is no one to hold accountable in the event your computer becomes infected with ransomware. Were are not saying that this program promotes ransomware downloads, but we do not rule out the possibility of this program promoting an infected website that downloads ransomware onto a computer using, for example, the Angler Exploit Kit. So we suggest being on the safe side and getting rid of this seemingly harmless application.
Indeed, this application appears to be entirely legitimate from the outside, but what can it do apart from showing ads? Apparently, nothing although its website states that it offers free games. However, you do not need this app to play the games featured on Gameszing.com. Also, this site does not feature its download. Therefore, GamesZing is probably used to promote its site and additional to third-party content.
Our research has shown that this application is disseminated using a rather deceptive distribution tactic known as software bundling. This program is bundled with other applications and put up for download on freeware hosting sites. Installing software from these kinds of websites can result in the installation of unwelcome shady programs. Therefore, you should always select advanced or custom installation settings and uncheck the installation of additional software.
In conclusion, GamesZing is nothing more than an adware-type program dedicated to flooding your browser with unasked for commercial advertisements. These advertisements can jeopardize your computer’s security and in order to restore it, you must remove this program as soon as possible. All you have to do is run the uninstaller from Control Panel, and that is it. This application does not leave any leftovers that could still be able to gather and send information about your browsing habits.
Windows Vista & 7